General symptoms are a result of growing pressure inside the skull.
Symptoms of Chordomas include headache, vomiting and mental status changes. Symptoms such as drowsiness, lethargy, obtuseness, personality changes, disordered conduct and impaired mental faculties show up early in about one out of every four patients with malignant brain tumors.
In young children, the growing pressure inside the skull may enlarge the head. Changes - such as swelling - may be observed in the back of the eye where the blind spot is.
Usually there are no changes in temperature, blood pressure or pulse or respiratory rates except just before death.
Symptoms that focus on specific functions or parts of the brain happen when the tumor destroys or presses on nerves or the brain, or if it affects glands. These symptoms will vary depend on where the tumor is located. Sometimes the nature of seizures can help locate where the tumor is located.
Causes and Risk Factors
This is a form of congenital brain tumor. These tumors most commonly occur in people in their 20s and 30s.